Asparagus 'Viking kb3'
Belonging to the Asparagus genus (Asparagus officinalis 'Viking kb3'), Viking kb3 is a variety of Asparagus. Viking kb3 is a (open pollinated) variety.
“Viking KB3 is a vigorous grower of extra heavy yields and is well adapted to most climates. It is a much superior variety than the old Mary Washington that is commonly sold.” 1
“The ‘Viking KB3’ is an open-pollinated selection of ‘Mary Washington’ developed in Ontario, Canada. It yields higher than ‘Mary Washington.’ In general, the open-pollinated varieties yield less than the California and New Jersey hybrids.” 2This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Viking kb3 normally reaches to a mature height of 9.75 inches (25.0 cm).
Viking kb3 Asparagus needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Asparagus 'Viking kb3'
Following freezing weather in the fall, the asparagus tops should be removed to decrease the chances of rust disease overwintering on the foliage.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Viking kb3 is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.
Growing Viking kb3 from seed
Soak the seed for several hours and/or nick the seed coat prior to planting.Sow at a depth of approx. 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Asparagus plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Viking kb3 about 90 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Viking kb3
Grow asparagus from seed in a nursery bed for a year. The next spring, dig the crowns and transplant them to they’re permanent position.As Viking kb3 is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.
By our calculations, you should look at planting out Viking kb3 about 14 days before your last frost date.
Harvesting Viking kb3
Asparagus 'Viking kb3' information
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Popular varieties of Asparagus
- Mary Washington
- Jersey Knight
- Jersey Giant
- Purple Passion
- Jersey Supreme Hybrid
- Precoce d'Argenteuil
- Jersey King
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